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3 Hour Cruise and Hot Pools - Rotoiti Water Shuttles

Experience the magic of Lake Rotoiti as you take a cruise to discover its cultural gems and geothermal hot pools!


  • Stunning 3 Hour guided cruise on Lake Rotoiti
  • Visit a secluded hot water beach and stream
  • Discover cultural and geothermal gems only accessibly by boat
  • Enjoy a 1.5 hour soak at Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools
  • A unique Rotorua experience away from the crowds!

Just outside of Rotorua, you have the opportunity to step off the beaten path and join us for a cruise and hot pool soak on Lake Rotoiti.

Often bypassed due to accessibility, Lake Rotoiti has an abundance of geothermal and cultural gems tucked away in its bays which are only accessible by boat. Lucky for you, we have a few vessels at our disposal, and we can’t wait to show you some of our favorite spots.

Your trip will run for three hours, during which our skippers will delight you with some of our favorite places on the lake. Take off your shoes and step off the boat onto a secluded hot water beach. Explore up a hot water stream under the cover of native geothermal wetland bush, while cheeky Piwakawaka flitter overhead.

Also included is a stop at the Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools, where you will have an hour and a half to enjoy a tranquil soak overlooking the lake, and a complimentary beverage at the onsite café and bar.

This is the perfect trip if you are looking to experience the magic of Rotorua and it’s incredible natural hot pools away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist attractions in town.

Adult $149.00
Child $59.00 (5 - 16 years old)
Infant $0.00 (4 years and under)

What's included

  • Guided cruise
  • 1.5 hour soak at Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools
  • Beer, cider or non-alcoholic drink


  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience


  • VR Rotorua Lake Resort - 366 State Highway 33, Mourea, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand


  • Please Note: Trip requires a minimum of 4 passengers to confirm departure.

Available Bookings from December 19 to December 25

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Sun 19 Dec
Mon 20 Dec
Tue 21 Dec
Wed 22 Dec
Thu 23 Dec
Fri 24 Dec
Sat 25 Dec

  • Adult$99.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$59.00
  • Infant Free

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Jo Faulkner from New Zealand wrote on 27 October 2021


We had a most enjoyable afternoon on our cruise and at the hot pools. Our boat skipper was friendly and informative, plus she fixed a slight problem with the boat. The hot pools are amazing. A very relaxing soak right on the shore of the lake with beautiful views across the lake. I would recommend this trip to anyone visiting the Rotorua area.

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